This historic house situated at the Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario was once a childhood home to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Visitors to this historic site can tour through the house which has been restored to its Victorian style dating back to the 1890's.
For 7 years of this little boy's life, this historic house was his home and in 1921 to 1930 and then from 1935 to 1948, this little boy had grown up and become the 10th Prime Minister of Canada. He became the longest serving Prime Minister and many who come to Woodside National Historic Site are intrigued to be browsing through the house where he once lived.
A long driveway leads to the entrance of the house, one which was built and lived-in in 1852 by a British barrister until his passing in 1877. Other tenants resided here, one family being the King's and instead of it being destroyed in the 1940's, a group of people saved it who formed a group named the Mackenzie King Woodside Trust.... continue below the picture...
Visitors are greeted by a costumed guide when visiting the Woodside National Historic Site, one which is open from the middle of May until December 23rd.
Woodside National Historic Site, the childhood home of Canada's longest serving prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.